Monday, August 15, 2005

Famous Last Words

"It's beautiful over there." - Thomas Edison
"Monsieur, I beg your pardon." - Marie Antoinette (as she stepped on the executioner's foot on accident)
"I am not the least afraid to die." - Charles Darwin
"John Adams still lives." - Thomas Jefferson (unaware that Adams had died earlier that morning, July 4, 1826)
"I am about to, or I am going to die: either expression is correct." - Dominique Bouhours (grammarian)
"I'll be in hell before you've finished breakfast boys, let 'er rip." - Black Jack Ketchum
"Turn up the lights, I don't want to go home in the dark." - O. Henry
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something." - Pancho Villa
"I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room and, goddam it, died in a hotel room." - Eugene O'Neill
"I want that fifty bucks you owe me, and I want it now." Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer

5 comments:

Bookworm said...

Somehow I doubt that my death will be attended by clever or uplifting words. I'll be in the Jeffersonian category of getting it wrong.

sidcruise said...

awesome collection i like the Pancho villa one lol

Michelle said...

hehehehe, Marie Antoinette!

mlwhitt said...

Those were a hoot Steve. Thanks for sharing.

Thomas said...

"Sure, you should go to law school."
-a former friend of mine